|Andy George – President|
|I joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (now Police Service of Northern Ireland) in 1999 and spent my first 8 years in a response team before moving to the Armed Response Unit for 10 years. I recently was successful on fast track Constable to Inspector and have been completing various rotations in force, the last being a Detective Inspector in CID.
I attended my first NBPA meeting in July 2016 and was elected onto the Cabinet as Sponsorship Co-Coordinator in October 2017. I was then elected as Male Vice President in October 2019 and now as President in October 2020.
|Janet Hills – Reserved|
|Janet HILLS is the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA) and a serving Police Officer with 29 years’ service. She has held a number of posts on the MetBPA Executive, including First Contact Support Coordinator and General Secretary before becoming the first female Chairperson of the Association in 2013. Janet joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1991.
Janet Hills was the President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) between 2015-2017 and now holds the reserve seat on the NBPA Cabinet.
|NBPA Role: Vice President
Staffordshire Role: Equality & Inclusion Officer
I am the Equality & Inclusion officer at Staffordshire Police working within HR.
I’ve always had the desire and motivation to help others and help those who feel disempowered.
Throughout my life I have experienced discrimination whether it was as at school, or my third day at work in uniform. These experiences have made me somewhat resilient and driven my desire for equality and equity.
I moved into the field of HR and positive action in 2015 and look to support officers and staff who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic – BAME as well as help to raise awareness of issues and topics that may affect BAME officers and staff and the BAME communities that we serve.
|NBPA Role: Public Relations/Media Lead
Rozila has worked for Lancashire Constabulary since 1999. She has held a number of posts in policing including Diversity Officer where she was instrumental in tackling hate crime, honour crime as well as developing relationships between the police service, key stakeholders and communities.
In 2009, following the 7/7 terrorist attacks, Rozila joined the Counter Terrorism Branch in Lancashire. Her work in this area received national recognition and as a result she successfully achieved a secondment to the Association of Chief Police Officers in London for a period of 5 years. During this time, Rozila was responsible for the strategic delivery of counter terrorism projects for police forces across UK and Europe.
Upon her return to Lancashire Constabulary in 2016 from London, Rozila joined the Futures Team to deliver structured, innovative change. She has now been appointed as the Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the force. Rozila has spoken numerous times on complex policing issues involving BAME communities at various international conferences and events across Canada, The Maldives, America and Europe. During her time with the police, Rozila has received various commendations and awards including Justice Awards from Lancashire Criminal Justice Board for outstanding contribution to delivery of justice in Lancashire. In 2009, she received an award from Lancashire Constabulary for outstanding delivery of policing. In 2011 during her time in London, Rozila received an award for promoting social cohesion from the National Association of Muslim Police Officers. In 2012, she received a commemorative medal from 10 Downing Street for helping to deliver a safe and secure Olympics 2012. In September 2020, she received a Divisional Commanders commendation for her work towards inclusion and diversity.
|NBPA Role: General Secretary
Zoë Hingston is a serving Police Officer with Northumbria Police with 16 years’ experience. Zoë has worked in a variety of roles including Response, Neighbourhood, Custody and Communications. Currently she is the lead for Positive Action where she continues to make an impact by accelerating the equality agenda. She is keen to tackle the difficult conversations with fairness and equality at the heart and has championed removal of barriers for all those from underrepresented backgrounds but particularly those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds coming into the public sector. As Chair of Northumbria Police Ethnic Minority Association and General Secretary of the National Black Police Association she has used her voice regionally and nationally to provide a strong platform for those from diverse backgrounds and with a collaborative approach has passionately pushed for work to be done around trust and confidence within underrepresented communities both internally in the Policing sector and externally.